We learned from Stites (1989, 88-89) that Lenin insisted on decorating cities with monuments, inscriptions, and inscriptions on monuments. Stites writes, “Between 1918 and 1921 about 50-60 such monuments were erected, mostly in Moscow, as well as dozens of inscriptions.” We also remember that Peter the Great, too, was fond of decorations. He displayed many (foreign) statues in his gardens, for example.
Both seem to be instances of leaders using monuments to influence culture. Did both leaders share the same goals? Did they target the same audiences?